UPCOMING DATES 2023/2024
18th - 22nd SEPTEMBER 2023
23rd - 27th OCTOBER 2023
06th-10th NOVEMBER 2023
This course is a comprehensive professional development course designed for teachers as part of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and it focuses on teaching climate change in a way that avoids inducing panic or fear in students. This course focuses on equipping educators with effective strategies and tools to teach climate change without inducing panic or fear in their students. The course emphasizes the objective of inspiring action and empowering students to make a positive impact on addressing climate change, while also acknowledging the need for emotional well-being and resilience in navigating this complex issue.
During this course, participants will explore innovative pedagogical approaches that promote a balanced understanding of climate change, acknowledging the challenges it presents while emphasizing opportunities for positive change. Teachers will learn how to create a supportive learning environment that encourages open dialogue and empowers students to become active participants in addressing climate issues. Participants will gain practical insights on delivering age-appropriate information, debunking common misconceptions, and promoting critical thinking skills to help students navigate the complexities of climate change.
Furthermore, educators will acquire strategies for fostering empathy and emotional resilience in students, allowing them to develop a sense of agency and hope amidst the challenges posed by climate change. Participants will learn how to address eco-anxiety and promote self-care practices, ensuring that students feel supported and empowered to make positive contributions towards a sustainable future. Through interactive workshops, collaborative discussions, and hands-on activities, participants will have the opportunity to exchange best practices and learn from experts in the field of climate change education. They will also explore resources, educational materials, and digital tools that can enhance their teaching effectiveness.
By the end of the course, participants will have developed a comprehensive toolkit of teaching strategies, communication techniques, and emotional support methods. They will leave the course with a renewed sense of confidence, ready to inspire their students with hope, resilience, and the knowledge to take meaningful action in addressing the challenges of climate change.
Day 1: Understanding the Context of Climate Change Education
Introduction to the course objectives, structure, and participant introductions
Exploring the global context of climate change: Causes, impacts, and urgency
Balancing knowledge and hope: Strategies for teaching climate change without inducing panic or fear
Engaging in discussions and reflections on personal experiences and challenges in teaching climate change
Day 2: Fostering Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
The role of empathy in climate change education: Developing an understanding of diverse perspectives and experiences
Promoting emotional intelligence and building resilience in students
Creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment for discussing climate change
Strategies for addressing eco-anxiety and promoting student well-being in the face of climate challenges
Day 3: Engaging Students in Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Designing interactive activities to develop critical thinking skills in students
Exploring interdisciplinary approaches for understanding climate change impacts on various fields (e.g., science, economics, social sciences)
Real-world case studies and simulations to encourage problem-solving and decision-making
Promoting collaboration and student-led initiatives for climate action within the school and local community
Day 4: Effective Communication Strategies
Communicating climate change: Tailoring messages for different age groups and audiences
Addressing misconceptions, skepticism, and misinformation about climate change
Incorporating technology and digital tools to enhance climate change education
Developing effective communication materials and resources for teaching climate change in a clear and engaging manner
Day 5: Reflection, Best Practices, and Personal Toolkit Development
Sharing best practices and success stories from participants' teaching experiences
Reflecting on the challenges and opportunities of teaching climate change with empathy and resilience
Developing a personal toolkit for teaching climate change: Integrating strategies, resources, and approaches learned throughout the course
Group discussions and collaborative reflections on future implementation plans and ongoing professional development
Certificates: Presenting course completion certificates to participants as recognition of their successful completion of the course and Erasmus+ documents
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 420€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.